A US fifth grade, who has autism, has been given the ‘most annoying’ male award by his teacher during a ceremony attended by his classmates, according to the boys father.
Rick Castejon told The Times of Northwest Indiana that he was at the awards last month for students at Bailly Preparatory Academy in Gary when the special education teacher presented his 11-year-old son with a trophy.
On the bottom of the award were the words: “Bailly Preparatory Academy 2018-2019 Most Annoying Male.”
“We were blindsided. We just weren’t expecting it,” Castejon told the outlet.
“As a principal or teacher, you should never let this happen to any student.”
Castejon’s son is nonverbal, occasionally rocks back and forth and becomes easily emotional.
He went on to say “We just don’t want any other kids to go through this… just because they have special needs doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings.”